The 12 Best Airbnbs In Mombasa, Kenya

August 5, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Mombasa, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Mombasa and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Villa Bea – Diani Beach

16 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5.5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,060 per night, airbnb.com

Ever craved that perfect base for that huge party you’ve been planning for so long? Whether it’s for a long-awaited family get-together or a birthday bash, this glamorous villa with five spacious bedrooms and a huge pool, add a nice playground and walk area, is the perfect spot to unleash the madness!

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Villa Bea is a private villa located in Diani Beach, Mombasa. Set in 1,5 acre garden with palms and tropical flowers, the Villa has 3 family suites and 2 double rooms, all with king size bed, mosquito nets, air conditioning and private ensuite bathroom. The villa offers a sitting area with video projector and dolby surround, dvd player, swimming pool, barbecue, table tennis, pool table, small football pitch, table soccer, volleyball, two bicycles, children playground, WiFi, Alarm, video security system.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Hot water | Barbecue grill | Pool | Free parking on premises | Crib | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Impeccable service, beautiful property and incredible Diani. Bea’s Villa met and surpassed every possible expectation. Prior to even arrival, Bea was so quick in responding to our inquiries, questions and special requested. ” – Marcela
“Villa Bea is the most beautiful house in Diani. Great sound system, amazing pool, and friendly staff. It’s also close to the beach and bars/restaurants in the area. Highly recommend for large groups.” – Lavanya
“Villa Bea was absolutely stunning and everything we could have ever asked for and more. This was the best stay I have ever had at an Airbnb.” – Jeffrey
“The property in Mombasa is breathtaking! The staff is amazing and very friendly! I am excited to visit again. The pool is beautiful and it has a deep side for swimmers, the beach is a 1-2 minute walk! Location is superb! Around many local bars and restaurants!” – Erica
“Marvelous property, perfect location, best staff and wonderful managers. Many thanks for the great time we spent. All the group want to repeat this experience in Villa Bea” – Mohammed

#2 Private Coastal Hideaway With Pool & Garden Views

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

A beautiful single bedroom guesthouse in the Shanzu suburb of Mombasa. It features a roomy main room with a queen-sized bed, common area to hang out, and a nice little swimming pool – making for an excellent Airbnb for couples visiting the beach or those passing by Mombasa.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“A beautiful CLEAN cozy PRIVATE guesthouse opposite the world class Serena Hotel, 10 mins away from the beach. 20 minutes away from the main shopping center Nyali city mall, 10 mins away from world famous HALLER NATURE PARK, managed by SUPERHOSTS, ideal for INDEPENDENT travelers or couples who want comfort & relaxation. Located in Serena, Shanzu, in a SAFE gated community, late check-in OK, fast WIFI, comfortable mattress, private ensuite bathroom, swimming pool & garden views.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Hot water | Gym | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen | Breakfast

Guest Reviews

“Do yourself a favor and book Sandra’s Pool house Studio in Mombasa. It has everything you need (kitchen well equipped, WiFi, tv, pool, coffee…). It was very clean and comfortable (bed, kitchen and bathroom).Would book again in a heartbeat!” – Julie
“Rent this house if you’re traveling to Mombasa! This place is save, there is a friendly watchman, there’s a very kind housekeeper who will make the bed and clean the house daily. The kitchen is complete, there’s even a coffee maker!” – Martjin
“Great pool house near Mombasa. Good view from a large window. Garden with a lot of flowers.” – Bogdan
“The place has good view, spacious. Clean pool and easily accessible to th Beach 1 km away” – Henry
“Great place near the beach (walking distance!) Very clean with everything you need available. We sure can recommend it!!!” – Tom

#3 Tequila Sunrise Sky Cabana – Diani Beach – Kenya

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

With a cozy swimming pool, 4 acres of forest to explore, a common area for interaction with other guests, and overlooking a pretty white beach, this Airbnb is a top pick for couples. With an outdoor Al-Fresco cooking station and beach-view dinners, you are sure to have a blast here.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“One of the finest beach properties in Kenya, Tequila Sunrise boasts 4 acres of natural forested habitat, acting as a haven for Colobus, Sykes & Vervet Monkeys. The house is surrounded by giant Baobab trees, and directly overlooks one of the finest beaches in the world.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Air conditioning | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Washer | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Pool | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“Location, location, location: It could not be better. Beautiful accommodation in Mombasa with the best possible views of the ocean.” – Felix
“Had a lovely stay at the apartment. Great ambience if you are looking for an intimate getaway. The staff were amazing, with Janet ensuring we had a comfortable stay.” – Peter
“We stayed 2 weeks at the Sky Cabana near Mombasa and it was fabulous. Very private, great ocean view, private swimming pool and very confortable bed with AC and a bonus Alexa played our music! ” – Rachel
“The place in Mombasa is breath taking! Great view onto the Indian Ocean and just the perfect spot for 2. Loved our time there, thank you Janet for looking after us.” – Stephanie
“Barry’s place was amazing. Great view, great place and great service. I strongly recommend this Airbnb :)” – Sidonie

#4 Shabijay At Serena Beach

12 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

This listing is perfect for large groups who’d like to be near the beach, yet have plenty of greenery in their vicinity, and a huge ocean-blue swimming pool! Make awesome outdoor barbecues or sit with your loved ones in the outdoor areas surrounded by lush green plants that will amaze you.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Unwind Here! Featuring outdoor pool views, Villa is located just 15 min walk to the Beach at neighbouring 5 Star Serena Beach Resort & PrideInn Paradise Resort. Only 7km to Nyali Centre and 3km to Mtwapa. Air-conditioned all Ensuite Bedrooms, private Lounge, Dining room and fully equipped large Kitchen with Fridge, Gas cooker/stove and Microwave. Complementary linen and towels, WiFi, DStv, perimeter wall & Electric fence with security guards.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Dryer | Air conditioning | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Room-darkening shades | Hot water | Pool | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“Josiah’s place was sparkling clean.Orientation was done at check in.Very serene and private.Shadrack the caretaker made us amazing swahili breakfast and was very kind to us.Its a place i would highly recommend.” – Njoki
“The Villa lived up to expectations! Josiah was responsive to all our queries as we planned our Mombasa trip. Shadrack did not disappoint in the kitchen. He came up with great meal plan. ” – William
“A big and lovely home, comfy living room sofas, big bedrooms, lovely big swimming pool and amazing meals by the chef.” – Wangari
“Josiah’s place is wonderful, big and very clean. My family had a great and relaxed time with delicious meals from Chef Shadrack.” – Steve
“We had an awesome stay and Shadrack took good care of us and made us delicious meals. The villa was very clean and all the facilities were in good condition. ” – Maria

#5 Villa Kalista 3

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

Splendid beachside villa with 3-bedrooms, each with its private balcony. There is also a shared pool as well as a private chef on the property, which makes it a great vacation Airbnb for large families and groups.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Distinctively different from the outset, Villa Kalista holds true to its Greek Meaning of “The Most Beautiful”. An exquisite blend of modern architecture and superior interior design – surrounded by gentle surf white sands and lush tropical forests- entices any visitor to experience serenity first-hand. Villa Kalista awaits you.”

Amenities

 Wifi | Cable TV | Air conditioning | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Washer | Hot water | Beach essentials | Pocket wifi

Guest Reviews

“Relax in the tranquil surroundings with a view of the beautiful ocean. I would recommend that you pack your snorkelling gear – the most amazing opportunity to enjoy the beautiful marine life. The facilities are great and the staff are extremely helpful.” – Thea
“Lovely location, right on the beach (although slightly away from the main strip, so you avoid the touts outside the larger hotels); wonderful staff, for whom nothing was a problem. We will definitely be back!” – Anthony
“This place is absolutely amazing! So spacious staff are on hand to take care of your every need the view from the master bedroom is wonderful!!” – Matthew
“Villa Kalista is beautiful, spacious and serene. The property is immaculate and the staff are always prepared to take care of you. The chefs are incredible, as well.” – Lando
“Very nice place to stay in Mombasa. Beautiful, serene, and quiet. Great for a getaway from the city.” – Emily

#6 Ahana Villa At Diani Beach

10 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

Book Now: $690 per night, airbnb.com

This exotic, colonial-style villa for ten guests is located right by the shores of the iconic Diani Beach area, and comes with a large private pool, five spacious bedrooms each with a terrace, spacious gardens and vintage furnishings. That’s what makes it one of our top picks for that perfect large-family vacation.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Inspired by a fusion of African, Indian and Arabian architecture, this exquisite villa is rendered with intimate wood carvings, beautiful curved arches, marble floors and louvered shutters on each facade of the villa. The stunning architecture combined with the seafront location and views of the pristine white sands of Galu Beach makes this property one of the most prestigious in the area.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Bathtub| Free parking on premises | Pool | Coffee maker | BBQ grill | Oven

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful home at the perfect location in Mombasa. Chef and staff are great and they make the stay that much better.” – Jered
“Great location right next to baobab resort. You can walk over there by beach and get a day pass for all their amenities or just pay to use gym or spa. Quick tuk tuk ride to town” – Down
“Our stay at Olivia’s place was amazing! Each and every team member on site was extremely welcoming. We’ll be back.” – Anne
“Ahana is a stunning villa near Mombasa, the pictures don’t capture the true beauty and size of the place .. great chef as well” – Joan
“Ahana Villa is amazing! The grounds are incredible with plenty of room for each guest, the beach is instantly accessible, and the staff were great. ” – Todd
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#7 Cozy Cottage In Diani Beach

7 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

Splendid cottage getaway just a minute away from the turquoise waters of Diani Beach. With 2 bedrooms and a loft, and a veranda with a barbecue grill, as well as a spacious lounge area coupled with a loaded kitchen – this place is the ideal seaside retreat for large families or two small families travelling together.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Set under a giant fig tree, a cosy two bedroom & loft cottage, only a minute walk to the beach. The cottage is set on a private property, surrounded by indigenous trees, home of several troops of monkeys including a very special Black and white Colobus monkey. A part of a property has an ocean view where sun beds are set up. You can stay under a tree reading a good book while listening to the sound of the sea and watching monkeys at play.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | Essentials | Washer | Hot water | Children’s books and toys | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Coffee maker | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“Another fantastic stay in Mombasa! Came here two years ago and again now. Place is very well equipped and the staff that work at the house are very obliging for every request.” – Will
“Delightful cottage very close to the beach. The local staff are charming and helpful. We recommend Rashid as a cook.” – Susan
“A lovely, spacious, stylish home that’s also v comfortable. Just minutes walk to a beautiful beach along a shady path. We loved the big terrace & the chef, James, was great.” – Fionnuala
“The cosy cottage is the perfect Mombasa weekend get away in Diani!! Plenty of shade and privacy but also close to the beach, bars & Nomads! I had a great stay with two friends and there was plenty of room if not more for all three.” – Bissy
“Cosy cottage near Mombasa, as its own name describes, as the pictures show. Beautiful and peaceful place, 2 minutes walking distance to the beach. Would definitively go back.” – Robert

#8 Azhari, The One & Only Beach Front Property

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $400 per night, airbnb.com

If there’s one line we could say for this ultimate honeymoon paradise, it would be the all-famous ‘You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave!’. With the deluxe wood flooring, a huge luxury bed, cozy little pool right at your footsteps, and the pristine white beach a stone’s throw away, what more do you want?

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Azhari, a private & luxurious Beach Suite, with stunning views over the Indian Ocean. The perfect place for relaxation, romance, peace & recovery. Set in a beautiful garden with stunning giant Baobab & PalmTrees, just a few footsteps to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Ideal for honeymooners, couples or singles. Relax, lay back by your own pool or beach bay and drift away with the sound of the ocean. Our guests always say, ‘We don’t want to leave’ 🙂 + a great Breakfast incl.”

Amenities

Wifi | Free breakfast | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Washer | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Pool | Dishes and silverware

Guest Reviews

“Everything about our stay was perfect. Nicole greeted us personally when we arrived. The property was unbelievably beautiful in an ideal location a few steps from the beach and close to restaurants and bars.” – Charlotte
“One word. PARADISE! The pictures don’t do it justice and the hospitality is top notch! We got the beautiful private getaway that we needed thanks to this beautiful place and the ladies at Nicole’s. ” – Susan
“Our stay at the Azhari beach cottage was amazing! The pictures and description are exact. ” – Pamela
“Astonishingly beautiful beachfront paradise! This place is beyond in credible and blew away our expectations. The attention to detail, the hospitality, the sheer beauty in design and decoration really stand out.” – Alejandro
“The Azhari is indeed a one-of-a-kind place to stay. The work Nicole has done to make this place provides an escape from reality and with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Diani. ” – Tyson

#9 The African Art House By The Beach

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

Whether you’d like to relax with friends or have a good family outing, this two-bedroom art house will make it a fun time. Walk to the nearby beach or have lunch in the verandah, enjoy sitting under the trees and have a great holiday.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Welcome to The African Art House! Here, amongst beautiful African Art, and very close to the beach, your soul will rest and your mind will fly! Throughout the years of owning a contemporary African art gallery, I have bought many great art pieces for my personal collection. Some you will find in your home away from home, which is just a leisurely three-minute stroll away from the white sandy shores of the Indian Ocean!”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Air conditioning | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Pool | Single level home | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“This is our second time staying with Anina at the African Art House and we’ll definitely be back again! All the amenities of home, excellent communication and support from Anina, and the place is just perfect for short and long stays! The minute we arrive, we feel at home!” – Katherine
“Couldn’t have wished for a better host than Anina. Nothing was too much trouble and the communication was rapid. Great local suggestions given by Zaina also, true Kenyan hospitality.” – Stewart
“Very cozy home full of art pieces. Heaven on Earth hidden from the street. You can feel welcome like at home.” – Michaela
“The place is extremely beautiful. I enjoyed staying there in Mombasa. The only problem was that during my stay the aircon & internet were not working at all due to the power voltage.” – Nesrin
“I rarely give five stars in reviews but Anina’s place was a joy to stay in. She was welcoming and attentive throughout, whilst giving us the space we needed. The house was sparkling clean and very well equipped.” – Thomas

#10 Tequila Sunrise Pool Cabana At Diani Beach

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

Nestled among white sands yielding to Indian ocean vistas, this spectacular sea-side villa offers the ultimate romantic getaway to two couples visiting the Mombasa area together. With a ocean-blue private pool backed by the harmonious coastline and plenty of fresh sea-breeze, this is a place you won’t want to miss.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“One of the finest beach properties in Kenya, Tequila Sunrise boasts 4 acres of natural forested habitat, a haven for Colobus, Sykes & Vervet Monkeys.
The apartments are surrounded by giant Baobab trees, and directly overlook one of the top beaches in the world. This is a ground floor unit and 1 of 3 apartments so its possible to have groups of up to 10 pax in en-suite bedrooms ,this unit has its own private pool .”

Amenities

Wifi | Crib | Beachfront | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Shampoo| Pocket wifi | Hot water | Air conditioning | Laptop-friendly workspace

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful property, great customer service and the food was delicious. Owner arranged for airport transfers and the driver was courteous. ” – Jacqueline
“The apartment was fantastic. The views were amazing and the beach did not disappoint. It was the perfect place for relaxing after a busy safari holiday.” – Angela
“Amazing place and views. It looks just like the pictures and the house has everything for a family.” – Srinivas
“We had a peaceful marvelous time at the cabana. The outside space was a tranquil solace after our busy 8 night safari. Just what we needed. ” – Caroline
“The house was beautiful! Looks just like the pictures. Workers were very nice and resourceful. Special shout out to the manager, Janet. She was responsive at all times. ” – Sylvia

#11 Luxury Honeymoon Cottage At Tent Tiwi Beach, Kenya

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

Looking for that perfect escape away from city life? This is the place to be for couples or the solace-seekers. You will have a neat tent cottage with a huge bedroom area and a woody veranda and lots of wildlife spotting in the vicinity.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Luxury 6 x 5 meter thatch covered tent for two on the Keringet Estate in Tiwi. Ocean plot with fabulous cliff top pool for sole use. An incredible place for that very special weekend. Ideal for honeymoons or just a beautiful place to escape from the noise and traffic of everyday life. Favorite getaway accommodation for many embassies, consulates, and NGO’s.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | Essentials | Washer | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen | Coffee maker | Oven

Guest Reviews

“There were no other guests on the property at the time of our stay so it was wonderfully private. There is a gas cook stove so you will be able to cook for yourself or hire Charles.” – Abigail
“Amazing hidden gem in Mombasa, tucked away. Lovely accommodation, with thoughtful hosts!” – David
“The place is great, the clifftop pool is very lovely. Chef Charles made us very good meals and he is very decent and helpful. The hosts were of great help with anything we requested and they were always welcoming with giving us the privacy we need.” – Mona
“This is an amazing spot! From the tent in the jungle to the cliff slide pool and the beach just below, we were able to truly relax during our stay. Charles the chef, made some amazing meals, the pork adobo was hands down our favorite meal.” – Sylvia
“Out of all the places I’ve traveled to, Mike and Sabines’ place is truly one of the most beautiful and relaxing spots I’ve been. You won’t be able to beat the amazing views, incredible staff, and all-around experience of staying at their well-thought-out space.” – Nathan

#12 Villa Raymond Diani – 5-Star Luxury Villa With Pool

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $190 per night, airbnb.com

Enjoy the coastal way of life in this suave 2-bedroom villa for 6 and be pampered by the individualized offerings including as a private chef, veranda dining, sunbathing and strolling under the palm trees. This place is sure to leave each guest fully satisfied.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Our villa is beautifully set in private gardens and is of traditional Swahili design. Designed by Anita it has been lovingly decorated it with a blend of local and international artefacts. We have a lovely pool exclusively for your use, you can enjoy dining in the gazebo which is beautifully set under an ancient baobab tree. Enjoy a fully appointed kitchen, wi-fi and satellite TV”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Iron | Essentials | Washer | Hot water | Hot tub | Free parking on premises | Pool | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“Our stay at Villa Raymond was fantastic! Secluded location, beautiful house, great amenities and sparkling cleanliness are just a few of many wonderful features of this property. Bonnie was one of the best hosts we came across thus far.” – Lera
“Simply … amazing 🙂 The place is very well kept and clean, staff is discreet and very efficient. I would definitely recommend for anyone looking for peace and rest with a great chef and amazing pool !” – Renato
“The house is great and surprisingly better than the pictures show. The entire house is completely ensconced by beautiful flowering bushes, trees, and shrubs. You feel completely isolated from the outside world.” – Patrick
“Place is 100% accurate on what they say they have and will deliver. This place is really unique and very pleasant!” – Jesse
“This place was beautiful. The chef was amazing and we DID NOT want to leave. Definitely a vacation for the books.” – Crystal
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